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08:09 AM ET 09.28 | Credit the Clippers for taking a positive approach. New Clippers Coach Vinny Del Negro wasn't even five minutes into his first session with reporters when he expressed concern about the shape of veteran point guard Baron Davis. ... "He started a little bit later probably than he needed to. He's in pretty good shape right now, but he's not where he needs to be. He knows that. Obviously, you want everybody in perfect condition. You have to come in training camp in shape. And the job in training camp is to get into better shape." None of this was said in a harsh tone. Not at all.

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September 28, 2010  08:18 AM ET

No, not in a harsh tone but a "if you don't get in shape, you're not going to play"tone...

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September 28, 2010  08:22 AM ET

Lmao, good luck Vinny

September 28, 2010  08:28 AM ET
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Clippers have a pretty good nucleus and with Griffin back this season as long as Barron and Kaman remain healthy they should make the playoffs.

man we are talking about the clippers...who have had talent on their roster for a while.......i think that owner is the problem

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September 28, 2010  08:40 AM ET

Next..

September 28, 2010  08:45 AM ET

If the Clips can't make the playoffs in the West now that it has been depleted a little bit, they have no hope.

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September 28, 2010  09:27 AM ET

Baron should be ashamed of himself...he's a highly paid professional that should strive to be a leader and role model for his team!!! Not being in shape for start of training camp is just unacceptable and he should feel like he's stealing money.

Sincerely,
Eddie Curry

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September 28, 2010  09:38 AM ET
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Baron should be ashamed of himself...he's a highly paid professional that should strive to be a leader and role model for his team!!! Not being in shape for start of training camp is just unacceptable and he should feel like he's stealing money.Sincerely,Eddie Curry

LMFAO, they both need to be Jenny Craig reps. Their commercials would be very inspiring, LMAO

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September 28, 2010  09:41 AM ET
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Baron should be ashamed of himself...he's a highly paid professional that should strive to be a leader and role model for his team!!! Not being in shape for start of training camp is just unacceptable and he should feel like he's stealing money.Sincerely,Eddie Curry

In defense of Baron he spent his summer working on a movie that will shed more light on the plight of inner city kids so what if he gained a few pounds while supporting a bigger cause. It aint like his weight knocks him out every season like Eddy who just eats and bones all day and night... how many kids does he have. I think they should suspend him without salary...

September 28, 2010  09:52 AM ET

What's your BMI, Bro?

September 28, 2010  10:34 AM ET

Honestly who cares baron is getting way to old to do anything, do you expect him to keep up with someone like dwayne wade,or even derrick rose, i know i dont so i could care less

September 28, 2010  11:54 AM ET
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Let's not be so hard on Barron.He is the reason Cp3 is the player he is today...Allow me to explain...Barron, when on the hornets they drafted Cp3.Barron was the starter, Cp was the backup.Barron got hurt and wala Cp3 became a fan favorite, face of the franchise which lead hornets organization to trade Barron.

the man's name is baron.

September 28, 2010  12:02 PM ET
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Let's not be so hard on Barron.He is the reason Cp3 is the player he is today...Allow me to explain...Barron, when on the hornets they drafted Cp3.Barron was the starter, Cp was the backup.Barron got hurt and wala Cp3 became a fan favorite, face of the franchise which lead hornets organization to trade Barron.

If your logic is right New Orleans would have shipped out CP3 to keep Collison....ur always wrong like a phat chick wearing some tight ****.

September 28, 2010  12:09 PM ET
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Hes has about 15 pounds of beard.

Hahaha - Beat me to it....

Looks like he has a couple of squatters in there too that might lighten up the load as well....

 
September 28, 2010  12:12 PM ET

The Slippers have been "on the verge" of something for years, and it's never happened. Don't expect anything different this year either.

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